Annual Malua Fonotele cancelled
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa's annual Fonotele at Malua has been cancelled for this year.
Although it was initially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary General of C.C.C.S., Reverend Vavatau Taufao, has confirmed the cancellation until May next year.
“We can’t continue to postpone it without certainty of what will happen during the lockdown period,” said Rev. Taufao.
“So the decision has been made that it is best to cancel for the year until next year when the assembly normally gathers [in May].”
According to Rev. Vavatau this could be the first time that the annual meeting had to be cancelled.
He said from his recollection there were times when the date for the meeting changed in previous years but it still continued.
Thousands of members of the church across the islands and from New Zealand, Australia and the United States normally gather in May every year at Malua for the church conference.
Discussions at the annual meetings pertain to matters concerning the future of the church and its developments.
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